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Presidential Madness (Round 11): Hamilton vs. Kennedy

April 3, 2013 by NCC Staff


In our quest to pick the best presidential Cabinet ever, two historic and modern figures are pitted against each other as top advisers: Alexander Hamilton and Robert Kennedy.

Get into Presidential Madness by downloading a bracket [PDF] and predicting who you think will make it to the finals as best Cabinet member of all time. Check in and vote each day at Constitution Daily for the latest round of polling.

hamiltonkennedy320Our annual Presidential Madness contest has picked the best real-life and fictional presidents in past years, but this time, we set out to select the ultimate presidential cabinet—and the best cabinet member of all time.

So far, Thomas Jefferson was named by readers as their favorite secretary of state, edging out Hillary Clinton, while Henry Stimson, the War Department’s leader in World War II, bested Caspar Weinberger for defense secretary.

Round 11: Treasury secretary vs. attorney general

In this contest, Treasury Secretary Hamilton and Attorney General Kennedy vie to make the semifinals as a top presidential adviser.

Indeed, Hamilton and Kennedy were more than Cabinet members. They were the closest presidential advisers to the chief executive on all matters of state, including domestic and global matters.

And both were controversial in their time, as well as dynamic.

Vote for your favorite on below in our poll.

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